April 17, 2015
The day has come for us to bid farewell to Sarah Dooley who has been on our team since July 2013. We’re excited for Sarah as she sets out on her new adventure that is Milk and Coffee Co..
Sarah has been a fantastic resource to Baratza in the education of our customers. She’s raised the bar of our coffee knowledge, so we can better understand and support our customers. Sarah developed an important and much used library of troubleshooting videos to assist our customers. She also worked closely with co-owner and designer, Kyle Anderson, to ensure that Baratza grinders maximize their flavor experience. We will miss Sarah’s charm, warm smile, gracious nature and her amazing cooking skills. Serious team lunches were crafted at our Bellevue HQ!
Good Luck Sarah!
Just in time for SCAA 2015, we were delighted to welcome Amy Elliott to the Bellevue office. Nothing like trial by fire! Right now she is doing a bit of everything for Baratza. Amy mainly works with our support and operations team, providing customer support via email and phone. She has an extensive knowledge of coffee from her days as a barista at Ladro Coffee making her well qualified to support our customers with all their grinding and brewing questions.
Her skills as a barista, and passion for Specialty Coffee have led her around the country, until she settled in the Northwest just last year. Her husband Chris Elliott handles marketing at Slayer, and Amy has extensive connections in the world of Specialty Coffee. Prior to being in coffee Amy was involved in social work at a pregnancy clinic, counseling women in crisis. This challenging experience helps her engage and support our customers with calmness and patience.
Amy says that she’s “excited about our products” and happy to share her knowledge with us. She likes our strong familial atmosphere, especially the communal lunches! At home, Amy enjoys brewing with a Chemex and often enjoys Seattle’s vibrant espresso culture. We are thrilled that she will now be part of that team, sharing her extensive coffee knowledge and supporting our customers.